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Tackle Talk for the week of February 9

Old Trail Tackle & Sports Tackle Talk

Weather conditions have been spring like and the Susquehanna River is higher than normal by several feet and off color in some areas. There is some good fishing available to anglers who can adjust to these changing conditions. On both the West and North branches of the river the shore line eddies are producing some nice smallmouth bass on large live shiners, quarter once Rooster tails and large #4 Mepps spinners with tails. Usually when you have high water conditions like this past week any place where a stream enters the river is a good place to fish. From the PP&L dams south smallmouth bass and walleye have continued hitting motor oil, white, pearl, and chartreuse 3-1/2 inch rubber twist minnows and grub shapes are producing well. Some anglers are tipping jigs with live nightcrawlers or medium live shiners for even better results. Muskie fishing has been fair but the die hard anglers are picking up a few In the more popular areas using the most common baits. Some large flathead catfish have been taken at some of the popular locations.

Photo Details: Chet Trego caught this beauty fishing on Penns Creek using egg sacs. Another great catch by one of your customers! Congratulations Chet!

 



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